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Christmas Card 2022

A Christmas Message from Head of School

This year, as we celebrate Visitation’s 150th anniversary, students, faculty and staff prayerfully reflected on our Salesian virtue of gratitude. In a spirit of gratitude, throughout the Advent season, we focus uniquely on the greatest gift we have ever received: the gift of God’s son, Jesus.

Over the last three weeks, we focused our Advent prayer on preparing our hearts to become like mangers to receive the infant Jesus. Our weekly prayer and reflection have been based on the poem Be a Manger by Barbara Germiat. 

Be empty.

Be sturdy.

Be soft inside.

Be still.

Be ready.

Our 2022 Christmas video card reflects the gratitude within our community and highlights some of the ways in which Visitation celebrated Advent: the collection and distribution of more than 530 Christmas stockings (filled with generous gifts from our Vis community), weekly prayer services, Lower School Christmas concert, VISTA Middle and Upper School Christmas concerts, and the many creative Advent lessons developed by our faculty.

Let us go joyfully into His presence as we prepare our hearts to be like mangers for the birth of the Christ Child. All of us at Visitation School wish you and your loved ones a joyful Christmas and blessed new year.

Rene Gavic
Head of School

"May the great yet small infant of Bethlehem be the delight and love of our heart. "


Saint Francis de Sales